who puts safety first?

we do.

Ashland is excited to have been named Responsible Care® Company of the Year by the American Chemistry Council.

“We have such a high regard for the American Chemistry Council’s initiative and the commitment of all its members to drive safe and responsible operations. On behalf of the Ashland team, it’s wonderful to receive recognition for what’s truly an important part of what we do."
Bill Wulfsohn, Chairman and CEO of Ashland

Bill Wulfsohn, Chief Executive Officer, Ashland, accepts Responsible Care Company of the Year Award
Bill Wulfsohn, CEO of Ashland, accepts Responsible Care® Company of the Year Award

To be eligible for the Company of the Year award, ACC members must demonstrate they have met and surpassed Responsible Care performance criteria, including: achieving a safety performance rating in the top 10 percent of companies in their size category, with no significant process events in the previous year; positive performance measures in the areas of transportation safety, process safety and emissions reduction; and demonstrated improvements in EHS&S performance, product stewardship, distribution safety and emergency preparedness.

Ashland has made Responsible Care a key component of its commitment to sustainability. Ashland set three sustainability goals to achieve by 2020 and has already met two of them – reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 10 percent, as well as its goal to reduce hazardous waste generation by 10 percent. Ashland also invests in future leaders through involvement in STEM programs, providing educational opportunies to hundreds of students in their communities.

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initiative of the year

Ashland’s values are at the core of who we are and how we act so our solvers were thrilled to have our "Find It, Fix It" program named Responsible Care® Initiative of the Year by the American Chemistry Council. The innovative, interactive employee engagement campaign encouraged employees to take “selfies” to demonstrate how they reduced risks in their lives, both on the job and at their home to underscore and emphasize each employees’ commitment to living and working safely and to further drive safety in the workplace, customer locations, and at home. The award was selected by attendees at the Responsible Care® Conference and Expo and more information can be found here.

our responsible care policy

Ashland’s core values, principles, and commitments are reflected in these Responsible Care goals:

  • ensure compliance
    We are committed to ensuring compliance with applicable environmental, health, safety and security laws, regulations, technical specifications and internal standards, while adhering to high ethical standards.

  • operate with zero incidents 
    We believe that all injuries, occupational illnesses and incidents are preventable and we are committed to operating with a zero-incident culture. Our culture engages all employees and also promotes off-the-job-safety and environmental stewardship for our employees and their families. We design, build and operate our facilities to be safe, secure and protective of the environment and the local community.

  • reduce environmental, health, safety, and security impact 
    We are committed to continuously improving our processes and to providing products and services that throughout their life-cycle involve minimum risk to people and the environment, while best meeting the needs of our customers. We are committed to the continual reduction of the impact of our operations and products in support of global sustainability efforts. We strive to eliminate or reduce emissions, discharges, and wastes from our operations and to promote energy efficiency and resource conservation throughout the value chain.

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